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alliteration
the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group
allegory
representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms
allusion
the act of alluding; indirect reference; without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.
anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature often biographical
anagorisis
the critical amount of recognition or discovery, especially preceding peripeteia
antagonist
a person who is ooposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
aphorism
a brief statement of a principle
apostrophe
the sign (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, whether unpronounced
archetype
the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based
aside
a piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage
assonance
rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words
atmosphere
the dominant tone or mood of a work
autobiography
history of a persons life written or told by that person
ballad
a simple narrative poem of fold origin composed in short stanzs and adapted for singing (romance and stuff)
biography
history of one persons life told by another person
blank verse
unrhymed cerse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in english dramatic, epic and reflective verse
round character
a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are dully delineated by the author
flat character
an easily revognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author
static character
a literary character that remains basicaly unchanged througout a work
dynamic character
undergoes a permanent change in outlook or character during the story
characterization
the creation and convinving representation of fictitious characters
climax
a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot
cacophony
the use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition as for poetic effect
description
a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation
development
the act or process of developing; growth; progress. a significant consequence or event between incident and climax